Thursday, March 29, 2012

More chicken broth!

This homemade broth is so easy to make. And yes that is chicken broth- dark brown, opaque, with a layer of chicken fat on top. Nothing like the clear watery chicken broth that comes out of a can or box. It's rich in flavor but not over powering. It can still be used the same way you use the store bought stuff. It makes wonderful chicken soup- you can feel it's healing powers! Check out my previous post for all the details! !

Check out this blog: Mark's Daily Apple he's got a great entry about Bone Broth!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Almond Flour Biscuit

I have been craving something bread like for days. So I decided to try this Recipe from Paleo Comfort foods. It has a short ingredient list which I always like. I omitted the cinnamon because I will be the only person to eat all eight biscuits (over time of course) and I wanted to be able to use them in a variety of fashions. I plan to freeze the remaining ones.

Here is the recipe
 2 cups Almond Flour
1/2 tsp baking Soda
3 TBsp Butter
2 Large eggs
2 TBsp Honey
1 tsp vanilla
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
First, I mixed the flour and butter until it was crumbly pea sized pieces. Then I added all the wet ingredients together and mixed. The honey was hard to incorporate with the eggs so eventually I just dumped the whole thing in the mixer. Then I realized I forgot to add the baking powder, so I added that.
The dough tasted really good but also was really sweet. The cooked biscuits were much less sweet then the dough so I was happy about that.

Next I scooped out about 8 portions onto the cookie pan. I was surprised about how much they raised and expanded during cooking. They turned out nice and big and brown.

I was very pleased with how they felt when I bit into them. Springy and yummy. Sweet but not to sweet. They are a great treat for someone who is looking to have a little change from the regular Paleo fair. They are great with butter or plain. I love them!

Recipe is from Paleo Comfort Foods by Julie & Charles Mayfield, Strawberry Shortcake.